Thursday, October 30, 2008

Interview with AstroBoy director

A new Interview of AstroBoy director, David Brower is launched at imagi website.

"I want Astro Boy to be a really special movie, a mix of action-adventure with lots of comedy and a really emotional story at its core. It's an iconic property and deserves respect, so I don't want to give it the glib, pop-referential treatment that so many animated movies have today. Instead I want it to stand as a classic superhero origin story, something befitting the icon of Astro Boy, kind of along the lines of Richard Donner's Superman. I want it to serve as an introduction to Astro Boy for western audiences whilst remaining faithful to the lore of Asian audiences. Astro Boy is a treasured icon in Japan and so I'm working closely with the Tezuka estate to ensure I get everything right."
pls click [what's new] at the bottom of the main page to read more

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

'Tezuka Gene: Light in the Darkness' exhibition

An exhibition featuring pieces by 35 artists based on the work of late comic legend Osamu Tezuka called "Tezuka Gene: Light in the Darkness" is being held at Shibuya Parco Part One until Nov. 10.

The event, commemorating the 80th anniversary of his birth, will display pieces inspired by various aspects of Tezuka's work, his expression, and his view of the world.

Tezuka Gene: Light in the Darkness (Japanese)

see some artwork here

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Warner Bros. Plan Ninja Scroll Movie

It seems the next big Hollywood trend to snap up rights to cool cartoon that came out of Japan since 1960. Already in the works are adaptations of ‘Astro Boy’, ‘Gatchaman’ and ‘Dragonball’, today we can add ‘Ninja Scroll (獣兵衛忍風帖) to that list.


Alex Tse (Watchmen) will write Ninja Scroll, Warners Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the classic Japanese anime feature. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing along with Madhouse Pictures and Jungo Maruta.

“Ninja” is set in feudal Japan and follows a ninja who must fight eight demonic warriors in order to save Japan. The hard-R movie, released in 1993 in Japan, featured a villain with stone skin, a hunchback with a wasp nest as his hump and a woman whose snake tattoos come to life.

Having personally never seen Ninja Scroll I don’t know if it would benefit or not from a Hollywood adaptation. What I do know is that if this current trend continues, as it did for comic book movies we might eventually get adaptations of the cartoons I actually DO like, which can only be a good thing if they are treated with the same respect that comic book movies are at the moment.

Ninja Scroll trailer: Ninja Scroll Official Site

Thursday, October 23, 2008

AstroBoy party

We had a party today to celebrate 50% complete of AstroBoy pre-production overall... there is one year time to release date. BTW, i have no idea how much % of visdev we had completed now, more than 60%, i guess... I just know we still have a lot to do. : )

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yawaraka Atomu

Astro Boy, created by animation pioneer Osamu Tezuka, robot with a soft, adorable face, a feature that partly explains his global fame. is a superhero

But the robot, called Tetsuwan (Iron Arm) Atomu in Japanese, might be even better if he had a soft body to go along with the face. At least that may have been what a Web animator who goes by the name Rarecho was thinking when he came up with Yawaraka (Soft) Atomu, a character unveiled at the first Japan Animation Content Meeting, or JAM, last October.

Yawaraka Atomu now appears in an animated DVD series and on T-shirts. JAM invites creative ideas from ordinary individuals to help take advantage of the stock of Japanese animated content....

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Battery-powered MINI E revealed!

BMW has finally unleashed some information and photos of the much anticipated MINI E set to debut next month at the LA Auto Show.....
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The design looks exactly the same as the normal cooper, the graphics is interesting, i like the color combination. We have chance to see LA Auto Show this time since we are in LA now!! I have never been to the auto show with Concept cars, i can't wait to see that.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Giant Purple Robot Mr. Recycle More

More is A giant purple robot , Mr. Recycle More appeared in London .

The robot is over 6 meters tall and made up of more than 33 recycling bins. He is part of Tower Hamlets, UK recycling campaign.

Tower Hamlets has one of the worst performances in terms of recycling. Mr. Recycle More will hopefully spur folks on to better recycling habits.


Animax Top 100 Robot Anime

Animax have released a list of their Top 100 Robot Anime of all time, with Atroboy making the list twice, Ranked 5 and 12.

1) Mobile Suit Gundam
2) Neon Genesis Evangelion
3) Doraemon
4) Brain Powered
5) Tetsuwan Atom (1963) 鉄腕アトム
6) Mazinger Z
7) Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
8) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
9) Overman King Gainer オーバーマン]キングゲイナー
10) Dr. Slump Arale-Chan (1981) I.Q.博士
11) New Mobile Report Gundam W
12) Astroboy Tetsuwan Atom (2003) 鉄腕アトム
13) King Of Braves GaoGaiGar 勇者王
14) Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
15) Martian Successor Nadesico 機動戦艦ナデシコ
16) Kiteretsu Daihyakka キテレツ大百科
17) Mobile Fighter G Gundam
18) Vision Of Escaflowne
19) Mobile Police Patlabor 機動警察パトレイバー

20) Armored Trooper VOTOMS
21) Turn A Gundam
22) Hurricane! Iron Leaguer 疾風!アイアンリーガー
23) Mobile Suit V Gundam
24) Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex 攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX
25) Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War In The Pocket
26) Super Dimensional Fortress Macross 超時空要塞マクロス
27) Giant Robo
28) Cyborg 009 (2001) サイボーグ009
29) Cyborg 009 (1968)
30) Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team

31) After War Gundam X

32) Medarot メダロット
33) Time Bokan series Yatterman
34) Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
35) Gunbuster: Aim For The Top! トップをねらえ!
36) Rahxephon ラーゼフォン
37) Gunparade March ~Arata Naru Kougun Uta~
38) Aura Battler Dunbine 聖戦士ダンバイン
39) Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters In Space
40) Zoids New Century/Zero

41) Angelic Layer
42) Yuusha Raideen (1975) 勇者ライディーン
43) Spirit Hero Wataru 魔神英雄伝ワタル
44) Getta Robo ゲッターロボ
45) Tetsujin 28 (1963)
46) Gear Fighter Dendoh GEAR戦士電童
47) Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
48) Yatterman ヤッターマン
49) Round Vernian Vifam 銀河漂流バイファム
50) Metal Armor Dragonar 機甲戦記ドラグナー

51) The Big O THE ビッグオー
52) Robot Hunter Casshan 新造人間キャシャーン
53) Macross 7 マクロス7
54) Cutey Honey キューティーハニー
55) Heavy Metal L-Gaim 重戦機(ヘビーメタル)エルガイム
56) Legendary Giant God Ideon 伝説巨神イデオン
57) Chou Denji Robo Combattler V
58) Rokushin Gattai God Mars 六神合体ゴッドマーズ
59) Tetsujin 28 (2004) 鉄人28号
60) Time Bokan

61) Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh
62) Choujuushin Gravion 超重神グラヴィオン
63) Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig
64) Muteki Choujin Zambot 3 無敵超人ザンボット3
65) Vandread The Second Stage ヴァンドレッド
66) Change!! Shin Getter Robo 真ゲッターロボ
67) Blue Comet SPT Layzner 蒼き流星SPTレイズナー
68) Great Mazinger グレートマジンガー
69) Tatakai! Chou Robot Seimeitai Transformers
70) Vandread ヴァンドレッド

71) Mobile Suit Gundam I

72) Medarot Tamashii
73) Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Last Blitz Of Zeon
74) Combat Mecha Xabungle 戦闘メカ ザブングル
75) Macross Plus マクロスプラス
76) Gad Guard ガドガード
77) Densetsu No Yuusha Da Garn
78) NG Knight Lamune & 40 NG騎士[ナイト]ラムネ&40
79) Mobile Suit Gundam F91 機動戦士ガンダムF91
80) Yuusha Tokkyuu Might Gaine

81) Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers Of Sorrow

82) Lord of Lords Ryu Knight 覇王大系リューナイト
83) Beast Wars: Chou Seimeitai Transformers
84) Yuusha Exkaiser 勇者エクスカイザー
85) Android Kikaider: The Animation 人造人間キカイダー
86) Gasaraki ガサラキ
87) Mobile Suit SD Gundam
88) Muteki Koujin Daitarn 3 無敵鋼人ダイターン3
89) Chouja Raideen (1996)
90) Yuusha Keisatsu J-Decker

91) Candidate For Goddess
92) Cyborg Kuro-Chan
93) Machine Robo: Revenge Of Chronos マシンロボ
94) Choujuu Kishin Dancougar
95) Madou Oh Granzort
96) VS Knight Lamune & 40 Fire VS騎士ラムネ&40炎
97) Kenran Butou Sai: The Mars Daybreak
98) UFO Robo Grendizer UFOロボ・グレンダイザー (巨靈神)
99) Shutsugeki! Machine Robo Rescue 出撃!マシンロボレスキュー
100) Fang Of The Sun Dougram 太陽の牙ダグラム
Those in orange are
my favorite!

.you can see the previews by searching the titles here:
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Beautiful Medical Animation

Look at these!! Such a beautiful medical animation! How amazing how they combine the medical knowledge and artistic together. I just like how play with the color and layout, just like a fantasy world... check their website Hybrid Medical Animation to see their demo reel, so cool. There are also lots beautiful medical illustrations.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Astro Boy x G-Shock

It's almost been 20 years since the death of the Osamu Tezuka a.k.a. "the father of anime" and the creator of Astro Boy.... In order to commemorate his death, Casio will be releasing a limited edition Astro Boy G-Shock watch towards the end of November.
-6900 model comes in a black red colorway
-1,000 pieces will be produced
-$150 USD

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Upcoming 3D Animation Movie releases

10-08-2008 Bolt

03-27-2009 Monster vs Aliens
05-09-2009 Up
10-23-2009 Astro Boy, Summit, imagi


07-01-2009 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs ,FOX, BlueSky
01-15-2010 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatball , Sony, imageworks
03-26-2010 How To Train Your Dragon

04-16-2010 Alpha and Omega
05-10-2010 Shrek Goes Fourth
06-18-2010 Toy Story 3 ,Disney Pixar
(not set yet) Gatchaman

The release date is in US

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Stop Gobal Warming!!

葡萄牙組織 Quercus 一個有關關注全球氣溫上升的宣傳片。

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New Anime Release Date

New Anime for Q4 2008

  • Bounen no Xamdou (July 15) - Also called Xam'd. [Official Site | Trailer]
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann: Guren-hen Movie (September 6)
  • Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Version - [Official Site]
  • Quiz Magic Academy (September 12)
  • Shinjuku Shin-chan Patrol: Warui Otona ni Ki o Tsukete (August 24) - Children's crime-prevention anime.

the list of new anime coming up in this new season (Q4 2008, Fall):

Specials, OAVs, and ONAs
And here's a list of stuff to look forward to next year and beyond.

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers S2 (Spring 2009) -
  • Birdy the Mighty Decode 2nd Season (January, 2009) -
  • Major 5th Season (January, 2009) - [Official Site]
  • Maria Holic (January, 2009) - Romantic Comedy. Romance brews between a yuri fangirl and a sadistic, cross-dressing boy. [Official Site]
  • Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season (January, 2009) -
  • Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar Movie and DVD series (January 2009) -
  • Queen's Blade (2009) - [Official Site]
  • Rainbow: Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin (Q2, 2009) -
  • Robo Crosser (Q2, 2009) - Disney anime.
  • Slap Up Party -Arad Senki- (2009) - Based on the Arad Senki MMORPG.
  • Tears to Tiara (2009) - Romance. Based on Leaf game. [Official Site]
  • The Tower of Druaga: The Sword of URUK (2009) -
  • ToHeart2ad plus (2009) -
  • Uchuu Senkan Yamato Fukkatsu-hen (2009) - Space Opera. Revival of Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers), set 21 years after the first story.
  • White Album (January, 2009) - Romance. Based on Leaf game. [Official Site]
  • Winter Sonata (2009) - Based off of widly-popular K-drama. [Official Site | Trailer]
  • Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou (January, 2009) -

  • Armored Trooper Votoms: Palisen Files Movie (early 2009) -
  • Chocolate Underground Movie (January) -
  • Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Maho Movie (2009) - AKA Maimai Shinko and the Millenium-old Magic.
  • Trigun: The Movie (2009) -
  • Yona Yona Penguin Movie (2009)
  • Astro Boy CG Movie (Oct 2009)

Stuff Coming in 2010
  • Marvel Anime [As yet unnamed] (Spring, 2010) - Re-imagined depictions of Marvel superheros such as Iron Man and Wolverine.
  • Gatchaman CG Movie (2010) -
  • Gon Movie (2010) -

Coming Sometime in the Future
  • Alive - Saishuu Shinka teki Shounen (Unknown) - AKA Alive - Last Evolutionary Boy. [Official Site]
  • Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji (Unknown) -
  • Before Green Gables (Unknown) -
  • Cobra The Animation: Time Drive OAV (Unknown) -
  • Cobra The Animation: Rokunin no Yuushi (Unknown) -
  • Denpa teki na Kanojo (Unknown) -
  • Haruhi Suzumiya 2nd Season (Unknown) -
  • Hatsukoi Limited (Unknown) -
  • Ichigo Mashimaro 2nd OAV (Unknown) -
  • Initial D: Extra Stage 2 ~Tabi-Dachi no Green~ (Unknown) -
  • Kite: Liberator sequel (Unknown) -
  • Minami-ke 3rd Season (Unknown) -
  • My-Hime (No working title/Unknown) -
  • Shangri-La (Unknown) -
  • Siberian Express (Unknown) -
  • Slayers Not Revolution (Unknown) - 2nd Half of Revolution storyline.
  • Sora o Kakeru Shoujo (Unknown) - AKA Girl who Leapt Through Space.
  • Taishou Yakyuu Musume (Unknown) - Sports. Story about 2 14-year-old girls who try to start a baseball team in 1925 Japan.
  • Tales of Symphonia: Tethe'alla Chapter OAV (Unknown) -
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Unknown) - AKA When Seagulls Cry. Mystery Horror. Sequel to Higurashi series. [Official Site]
  • First Squad OAV (Unknown) - Action Drama. WWII in Russia. [Official Site | Trailer]
  • Koihime Muso OVA (Unknown) -
  • Macross Frontier Movie (Unknown) -
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann 2nd Movie (Unknown) -
  • Yume-miru Kikai Movie (Unknown) - Satoshi Kon film.

New Cassern Anime

New Cassern anime will release in Oct produced by Madhouse and Tatsunoko. This is one of my favorite superhero when i was young. See the trailer here. I Hope the story is good...
official website

Here is the sequence I like the most form the Casshern Movie, the art direction is good.

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